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Chicago Public Schools prom slogan: ‘This Is Are Story’
EAGnews.org ^ | June 10, 2014 | Hilary Gowins

Posted on 06/11/2014 2:00:14 AM PDT by Enterprise

It’s hard to deny just how poorly Chicago’s public schools are performing when it hits you in the face. Such is the case with Paul Robeson High School’s 2014 prom theme: “This is Are Story.”

That image came from veteran investigative reporter Chuck Goudie, who posted this image on his Facebook page.

Some people might enjoy mocking the irony of the gross misuse of vocabulary.

But unless the organizers of the prom festivities planned the wording this way as a joke, there’s nothing funny about the situation.

(Excerpt) Read more at eagnews.org ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: spelling; teachers
I are shocked, just shocked!
1 posted on 06/11/2014 2:00:14 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

If u don’t c the irony N this, u r dum.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 2:05:22 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Enterprise

This is are future. We our so screwed.


3 posted on 06/11/2014 2:05:53 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Wut does this have to do with ironing?


4 posted on 06/11/2014 2:08:33 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Wait, I meant ireny.


5 posted on 06/11/2014 2:10:31 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Enterprise

Good thing you’re shocked and not shucked.

Things could have been worse.
The sign could have said ‘This Is R Story’


6 posted on 06/11/2014 2:10:42 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Telepathic Intruder

keep irene out of this.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 2:11:57 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Who is Irene?


8 posted on 06/11/2014 2:12:04 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

LOL - beat me.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 2:12:28 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

“all your proms are belong to us”


10 posted on 06/11/2014 2:14:01 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

Prom Queen Emeritus.

11 posted on 06/11/2014 2:14:53 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Dammit, if those racist Republicans would approve more $$$, this wouldn’t happen!


12 posted on 06/11/2014 2:24:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Enterprise

I find ireness in how u keep quesionizing the prowness of how I spelz wen you don even no who Irene is.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 2:24:56 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Enterprise

“This is Are Story” and leave yo’ gunz by da do’.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 2:26:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Dat b New Skewel for U


15 posted on 06/11/2014 2:31:25 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

We b jahmin mon. Dis is mah rite fuht, dis is mah lef fuht, dis am boof mah feet.


16 posted on 06/11/2014 2:44:44 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Enterprise

The story be all wrinkled...gezz


17 posted on 06/11/2014 2:49:31 AM PDT by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: Enterprise; Telepathic Intruder; 1_Rain_Drop; Salamander
"Who is Irene?"

In her yoot -

But seriously folks .....

The public schools in my hometown of Gary, Indiana have one by one been shuttered. Several of them were replaced back in the 80s by a new school (built with Federal Funds) called "West Side High School.

This school is promoting school and community spirit by selling windshield (or rear window) decals that proudly state in letters about five inches high -

Wess Syde Fo Lyfe

18 posted on 06/11/2014 2:57:57 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Enterprise
Paul Robeson High School

Dat ol' man river jes keeps on rollin' along.

But seriously, it was Paul Robeson who told his buddy Frank Marshall Davis to move to Hawaii for his health, and the rest is history.

-PJ

19 posted on 06/11/2014 3:23:25 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Enterprise

Your shocked? Their are to many ways to loose if you our easily and definately shocked by bad speling and gramer.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 3:45:24 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: driftless2
many ways to loose

You do realize that that one is going to go by most Freepers. They think it's correct English.

21 posted on 06/11/2014 3:56:24 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Enterprise

This explains where all those no/low info voters come from. They’re pumping out scores of thousands of newly minted Marxist idiots every year. If we don’t solve THAT problem, this country is DOOMED!
Here’s a PERSONAL anecdote:
While there are rare exceptions, a man or woman does not become a teacher in or principal of a government school today without passing political, ideological muster with the largely socialist/liberal educrats above him/her.
I picked up my grandson at his high school just after the November, 2008 election. Nearly EVERY car in the teachers’ parking lot sported an OBAMA bumper sticker! Some were PLASTERED with them.
On one occasion AFTER the election, I had to pick him up in the Principal’s office. As I waited for him, the Principal came out of her office and asked who I was. ( At all of 4-5” tall, I think she’s Robert Reich’s sister and just looks like the liberal/socialist she was. Actually, she looked like a bleeping troll!) I told her who I was and remarked on the student created anti-drug posters decorating the walls in the hallway.
Yes, she said, drugs are a problem in the schools today. I agreed and, recognizing the truck-size opening she’d just afforded me and not being able to hold back, I remarked that the American voters had sent a wonderful message to our kids by installing in the White House a guy who still smokes and used cocaine in college? To my delight, the nearby ARMED security guy piped in with “Yeah, he admitted it on the campaign trail.”
She paused then blurted “What do you want to say to that?” I said there was nothing she COULD say but that I was blown away by the hypocrisy of those posters inasmuch as it appears that, if one uses the bumper stickers on the cars in the teachers’ lot as a gauge, every adult in that building voted for an admitted drug user to lead the nation.
We turned and walked out. My grandson glanced back and remarked quietly that she did not look happy.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 4:15:51 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Enterprise

No no no.

It’s “I OUR shocked.”


23 posted on 06/11/2014 4:16:25 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: shibumi

And “lyfe” probably the length of the sentences most of dem grajuats wil be survin befo it be ofer!


24 posted on 06/11/2014 4:18:22 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

That was a really corny attempt at humor...!


25 posted on 06/11/2014 4:19:08 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Enterprise

We gots ta’ raze the teechurs’ celeries if we want two stop this.


26 posted on 06/11/2014 4:31:38 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: OldPossum

I understand some of the confusion over words like there and their and your and you’re, but the proliferation of “loose” for lose really stumps me (and drives me crazy.) How in the heck did that one get started?


27 posted on 06/11/2014 4:36:13 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: Enterprise

Bushz folt


28 posted on 06/11/2014 4:36:32 AM PDT by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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To: Dick Bachert; All

I can haz chezbrgr? life iz fulz of lolz, man.


29 posted on 06/11/2014 4:45:09 AM PDT by PenguinM
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To: laweeks

“Grammar evolves through usage. Who’s to say what will be considered appropriate in the future?” - Eric Holder. Two future school superintendents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCx2uGBhvEc


30 posted on 06/11/2014 4:56:09 AM PDT by Vehmgericht
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To: Enterprise

All of those activities have teacher mentors/supervisors. It’s not just the students who are functionally illiterate, their teachers are too.


31 posted on 06/11/2014 5:01:05 AM PDT by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: Vehmgericht

I really feel sorry for those kids who will now have to live in the real world and compete for jobs, positions of leadership, etc. They have been screwed by the very system that was put in place to prepare them for their futures.
Worse, the next generations will be saddled with “common core” nonsense which, in the end will create more dysfunctional people. God help them, they will need it.


32 posted on 06/11/2014 5:02:58 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: gspurlock
"I teaches English."
33 posted on 06/11/2014 5:05:40 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Enterprise
Chicago Public Schools--the house that Arne Duncan built. He is Obama's Secretary of Education, so this is a harbinger of the future for the rest of the country.
34 posted on 06/11/2014 5:07:24 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Enterprise
I blame these guys


35 posted on 06/11/2014 5:20:16 AM PDT by xp38
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To: driftless2
I understand some of the confusion over words like there and their and your and you’re, but the proliferation of “loose” for lose really stumps me (and drives me crazy.) How in the heck did that one get started?

It's a mystery to me, too.

The thing I constantly wonder about is how these people can read the writings of literate people, such as the ones who write books and the journalists for major newspapers (one can disagree with their politics but damn it, they do know how to write the English language), and still never notice the spellings of common words. "Lose" is one of them and my favorite (see my tagline) is the continuing mix-up of "its" and "it's." It is as though they found in the fifth grade that the possessive of a noun is formed by adding an apostrophe and then an "s" and that's it, Jack. The irregularity of English spellings goes right by them.

36 posted on 06/11/2014 5:42:12 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
This is are future. We our so screwed.

I'm convinced a time traveler came from the future and gave us “Idiocracy” as a warning.

37 posted on 06/11/2014 5:45:13 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: OldPossum

“They think it’s correct English.”

Ain’t it?


38 posted on 06/11/2014 6:17:04 AM PDT by moovova
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To: moovova

No, it positively, absolutely ain’t.

But, doesn’t you tell nobody. You here? :)


39 posted on 06/11/2014 6:21:44 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

I saw Idiocracy when it was new. The first time I saw excerpts of an Obama primary event in 08. I turned to my wife and said we are about to enter Idiocracy. I have been proven correct.


40 posted on 06/11/2014 6:30:27 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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To: Enterprise

The finest Common Core can teach.....


41 posted on 06/11/2014 6:31:21 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: moovova

“Shuh up! I watchin ‘Ow, My Nuts!’”


42 posted on 06/11/2014 6:59:56 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: shibumi

Ax me no questions, I tole you no lies.


43 posted on 06/11/2014 1:10:04 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: xp38

That was a colossal mistake. It should have been “We Be Toys.”


44 posted on 06/11/2014 2:13:52 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: gspurlock

It’s tough for kids to learn at the 12th grade level when their teachers are at the 7th grade level.


45 posted on 06/11/2014 2:15:08 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: laweeks

An if they wunt eat dat celery Michelle Obama will yell at them.


46 posted on 06/11/2014 2:15:57 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Dick Bachert

Great story. I think it reflects far more government jobs than just teaching.


47 posted on 06/11/2014 2:17:01 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: laweeks
>> We gots ta’ raze the teechurs’ celeries if we want two stop this.

Hah!. We should raze the government schools.

48 posted on 06/11/2014 2:19:01 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Enterprise

That a school is named for a prominent Stalinist is the real scandal.


49 posted on 06/11/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Enterprise

Don’t you think that some adults looked at this thing at some point? Some teachers? Some administrators? Or maybe the business people who printed the item? So, is the story just sad? Or even worse than that because there are so few adults left in Chicago who can read?


50 posted on 06/12/2014 6:37:04 PM PDT by BruceDeitrickPrice (education reform)
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